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by Cynthia Chow


When a bucket of drywall compound landed on Alison Kerby’s head, it activated her family’s matrilineal ability to see and communicate with ghosts. After a rocky period of adjustment, Alison has successfully negotiated an arrangement with her two live-in ghosts to perform for scheduled appearances at her Harbor Haven Haunted Guesthouse.

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by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries newest mystery movie is More Bitter Than Death, an Emma Fielding mystery based on the books by Dana Cameron. Emma is played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, known for her roles on Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, According To Jim, and Two and a Half Men.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Traci Andighetti


Cassidi Contin left Texas and moved to Danger Cove, Washington, to claim the inheritance left to her by her Uncle Vinny who himself met a murderous end. The property’s claim to fame is that during the Klondike Gold Rush the building was home of the LeSalle House brothel…yes, a bordello popular with the prospectors heading north to find gold. Joining her is New Jersey make-up artist/step-cousin Gia DI Mitri, and together they open The Clip and Sip that combines the best a hair salon can offer with the best liquid concoctions including homemade liqueurs. But, along with a dye job and cordial, amateur sleuthing has an appointment.

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by Sandra Murphy


Maura inherited a house, a pub, and employees a year ago. It’s dawned on her, she now has a family. There’s no need to return to Boston. Now, if she could just get the hang of running a business and a home.

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by Cynthia Chow


After an unsettling start at the Baxter Family Medicine office in Baxter, Michigan, Dr. Katie LeClair is feeling more assured that the small practice is the perfect place for her. While one partner in the practice recovers from a situation that nearly destroyed their office, Katie’s boyfriend Matt Gregor is doing locum tenens shifts and assisting as a temp doctor.

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by Doward Wilson


The newest entry in Hallmark’s Movie and Mysteries lineup is Mystery 101 starring Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) as English professor Amy Winslow and Kristoffer Polaha as Detective Travis Cole. This is another original series, instead of one based on cozy mystery novels like the Aurora Teagarden and Garage Sale Mysteries, among others. This series was written by mystery TV and novel writer Lee Goldberg (Monk, Diagnosis Murder, etc.) and Hallmark writer Robin Bernheim (who also has many other credits).

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by Sandra Murphy
& Sarah Graves


Toby Moran is not a nice guy. He’s the guy who flirts, romances, and sweeps a woman off her feet—and then his real personality shows itself. When the woman breaks up with him, he gets even worse. Still, he manages to find another soon, and the cycle repeats.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Julia Henry


Lilly Jayne is known for her fabulous gardens. It’s a matter of knowing the plants, placing art work in between, and creating an overall layout that brings it all together. Lilly’s been out of contact with many of her friends for a while. First, it was her husband Alan’s illness and then the grief over his death.

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by Sandra Murphy


Belle, a rich widow, has summoned Sarah Winston, garage sale specialist, to visit her home. The invitation was hand-written on beautiful stationary and delivered by messenger. It’s enough to cause minor panic in the calmest person.

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by Kathleen Costa


Anna Celeste Burke is excellent at penning engaging cozy mysteries: clever plot lines, realistic characters, a bit of nail-biting, satisfying solutions. All of her series highlight the wonders of California like a peripheral character from the Coachella Valley to the Central Coast, then from the OC to the American Rivera just north of Santa Barbara to California’s wine country in and around Calistoga.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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by Gail Farrelly


Once upon a time…
There was a pudgy sheriff shivering in the cold as he looked out over a frozen lake. He pulled his black wool cap further down on his head and was thinking that he should have been home in bed. It was, after all, three o’clock in the morning—the morning of Valentine’s Day.

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by Sandra Murphy


Laura and Reggie are set to get married if only they can escape the paparazzi. Reggie is a barrister and Laura a movie star. Photographers have staked out all the likely venues, are following friends and family, to capture pictures of the wedding for all to see.

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February Catch-Up Mystery Group

IN THE February 2 ISSUE

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we are playing catch-up again with reviews of mysteries that have come out in the last couple of months-Deceased and Desist: A Tallie Graver Mystery by Misty Simon, Murder by the Book: Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery by Lauren Elliott, Murder at the Mill: An Iris Grey Mystery by M.B. Shaw, The Novel Art of Murder: A Mystery Bookshop Mystery by V.M. Burns.

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